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The name of the wind : the kingkiller chronicle : day one

Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Publisher: New York : DAW Books ; [New York] : Distributed by Penguin Group, ©2007.
Series: DAW book collectors, 1396.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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The tale of Kvothe, from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages, you will come to know Kvothe as a notorious magician, an accomplished thief, a masterful musician, and an infamous assassin. But this book is so much more, for the story it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Fantasy genre
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Rothfuss
ISBN: 9780756404079 075640407X
OCLC Number: 145149268
Description: 661 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Series Title: DAW book collectors, 1396.
Responsibility: Patrick Rothfuss.

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The tale of Kvothe, from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages, you will come to know Kvothe as a notorious magician, an accomplished thief, a masterful musician, and an infamous assassin. But this book is so much more, for the story it tells reveals the truth behind Kvothe's legend.
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good fantasy

by Tom2718 (WorldCat user published 2015-10-20) Very Good Permalink

A few of Rothfuss's sayings and turns of phrase from Name of the Wind (2009 Daw Books printing, 662pp.):

 

p. 66: "It gets tiresome being spoken to as if you are a child, even if you happen to be one."

 

p. 86: "everyone laughs at what the folk across the river...
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A must read for fans of epic fantasy.

by aleahmarie (WorldCat user published 2010-04-23) Excellent Permalink

This is not your standard fantasy novel. Patrick Rothfuss' artfully constructed debut novel, Name of the Wind, could easily find itself counted among the classics of epic fantasy. It's that...
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